cat declawing is so cruel and completely unnatural. scratching is part of a cat's' natural instincts. how would humans like to be de-fingernailed? sound like fun? my cousin had both of her cats declawed so they wouldn't ruin her precious furniture, and she thinks the whole thing is pretty hilarious. she also keeps zap collars on her two dogs so if they bark while she's sleeping, she can shock them instead of answering their calls which, as she puts it, "shuts them up till morning." this includes weekends, when she can easily sleep until one or two in the afternoon, and in all that time she can't get up even ONCE to check on them. if they bark because they need to go out, she'll zap them. then if they have an accident on her beloved rugs, she flips out. if you don't like it, then get your lazy *** out of bed and take care of them BEFORE it happens, and if you don't wanna do that then don't have animals in the first place, dumbass!!